Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blue Moon Promise | Colleen Coble | Book Review & Author Giveaway

A love like Lucy and Nate's only comes along once in a blue moon...

Lucy Marsh's worldly resources are running out, but she's fiercely determined to care for her younger brother and sister. When she discovers that their father's recent death was no accident, Lucy is eager to leave town. She accepts a proxy marriage she believes will provide safe refuge. But trouble follows her to Texas where her new husband is surprised to suddenly have a wife and children to care for.

Nate Stanton always hoped he'd marry someday, but running the family ranch meant he had no time for romance. When his father deposits Lucy Marsh - a city girl - on his doorstep, with two siblings in the bargain, he expects ranch life will send her running on the first train out of town. But Lucy is made of tougher stuff than Nate imagined. When danger moves in, Nate finds he'd give anything to protect Lucy and the children he's grown to love. Even if it means giving up his ranch.
~ from the publisher 


I loved this book!! Colleen Coble has been writing for a while, but this was my introduction to her work, and I'm so glad I took the plunge! Written in an easy flowing style that engages the imagination and pulls you into the story, Blue Moon Promise is well worth reading.

The flavor text you read on the back of this book barely does it justice. Lucy Marsh is a complex and fascinating character, and oh so achingly believable. A woman who struggles to put her trust in God into action, longing to be the one to set the rules, Lucy learns through the unusual and surprising trials of being a surprise bride by proxy just what it means to let God write your story. Nate Stanton is a good man who struggles to honor his father when the older man seems too set on writing his story for him, especially when that means tricking Nate into marrying a total stranger with two young charges! Nate and Lucy would have had a hard enough time adjusting to this impossible situation without the added dangers of a stranger almost burning down their barn, rustlers making off with their hard won cattle, predators of a half-tamed frontier, and dishonest villains trying to steal a surprising treasure - even killing Lucy's father in the attempt! Through it all, both Nate and Lucy wrestle with God over the unjustness of their situations, while seeking to make the best of a story neither of them could have possibly imagined for themselves - and eventually they come to realize that sometimes the unexpected and tragic can transform into something beautiful.


Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA's RITA, the Hold Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Reader's Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

For more about Colleen and her other books visit


You can purchase your own copy of Blue Moon Promise here for $15.99


Blue Moon Promise is a story of hope, romance, and suspense . . . immersing the reader in a rich historical tale set under Texas stars.

To celebrate Colleen is teaming up with her publisher Thomas Nelson for a "Blue Moon Promise" Facebook Chat party where she will giveaway a KINDLE Fire and a Texas-sized gift basket (fabulous Texas treats and fun Lucy-inspired housekeeping products)!

Click the banner, RSVP today for the Facebook Party and mark the date on your calendar!

Invite your friends and don't miss Colleen's evening of chat, trivia, prizes, and more.

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  1. What a wonderful review, Alena! Thanks so much!

  2. Thank you, I'm glad you liked my review! I loved this book :)

  3. I also reviewed this book and really enjoyed it. Hugs and have a great week! :O)

  4. Thanks, Diane :) Glad you've had a chance to read it :)


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